Give Me Strength (30 Days, Day 14)

Just done a 20 minute full body workout from my exercise app. I chose it because I thought it’d be a cop out – less effort and hassle than gym or running. It’s basically 20 moves, each repeated for a minute. The app randomly picks the moves, so it usually ends up with  a lot of cardio grouped together, I get puffed out, half-heartedly flap my way through the rest and spend about 30 seconds per minute lying on the floor watching the clock tick down. Today for some reason there was hardly any cardio, which kind of worked out as meaning I could keep going all the way through, whilst also making the whole thing much harder….  Continue reading

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Oops… I did it again (30 Days, Day 13)

I f***ed up!!! I missed two days in a row. Friday, I was so tired, I was in bed by nine, I just couldn’t. And once I’d missed a day, Saturday was all too easy to ignore. Luckily, my weekly climb date came around today, otherwise I think that’d have been it for my 30 days.  Continue reading

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Urgh (30 Days, Day 12)

I know. I know it was cardio day. But I had a shit day. Had a meeting with my boss to discuss my role, which was just him saying no to everything I’d asked for. I think the company is in breach of my contract, but I’m too tired/anxious/socially incapable/cowardly to push. In any case, I came out knowing that I’m not worth them making any concessions, or putting any effort into my professional development and that I’m too weak to do anything about it. Continue reading

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Ommmmm (30 Days, Day 11)

Just a little note to say that I think I am definitely a yoga convert. Not ready for public yoga though, but I’m very much enjoying having a go at home, and am also, dare I say it, feeling a little calmer. Continue reading

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Dutch Courage (30 Days, Day 10)

A marvellous thing has entered my world. It’s possible that life may never be the same again. I have discovered the stroopwafel!  Continue reading

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Yoga vs White Supremacy (30 Days, Day 9)

I have yoga’d again this eve, but my heart wasn’t in it. I could not centre myself, or remain present in the moment. I could not force myself to hold the downward facing dog with my head dangling and the blood pounding in my ears. I could not let the light in me bow to or honour the light in others.  Continue reading

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Namaste (30 Days, Day 8)

I was going to go for a run today, but then spent the day in Cambridge visiting a friend, checked the pedometer on my phone on the way home and saw I’d already hit 15,000 steps. My average is 7000, I’m a fairly sedentary being, so I decided I’d covered enough distance for one day.

Instead, I’ve just tried yoga for the first time ever. Continue reading

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